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King's Lynn boss issues robust defence of his team and their playing style after Maidenhead win




King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse has issued a robust defence of his team and their style of play after watching his side bounce back to winning ways against Maidenhead United.

The Linnets ended a run of three successive league defeats thanks to Brett McGavin's injury time winner against the Magpies at York Road.

McGavin struck to seal the points in dramatic fashion moments after the home side thought they had done enough to earn a draw when Sam Barratt converted a 90th-minute penalty.

Linnets players celebrate after snatching a winner right at the death. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853438)
Linnets players celebrate after snatching a winner right at the death. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853438)

Maidenhead had taken a fourth-minute lead through Kane Ferdinand.

But two goals in three minutes at the start of the second half turned the game on its head as Malachi Linton equalised then Ross Barrows put the Linnets in front.

The game saw Lynn move up three points in the league standings and Culverhouse hit back at criticism of his side and their team style.

"I'm so proud of them and I'm also so happy for them because there's a lot of talk going around and this is a good group," said Culverhouse.

King's Lynn Town's travelling support. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853440)
King's Lynn Town's travelling support. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853440)

"They don't deserve what's been said and what has been floating around and at the moment I'm a bit peed of with it if I'm honest.

"What they showed today was absolute bundles and bundles of togetherness and a willingness to sacrifice themselves for the team.

"We went behind to a soft one again and I don't think we played particularly well, but they were asked to put in a shift and they did that.

"We started the second half really well and on the front foot and that's what we asked of them."

The Linnets soak up some Maidenhead pressure with some brilliant defending. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853442)
The Linnets soak up some Maidenhead pressure with some brilliant defending. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853442)

The Linnets boss then went on to respond to condemnation of his team's style of play which has been questioned by supporters on social media following recent results.

"We've got a lot of quality in there, they just have to believe in themselves," he said.

"I get a lot of stick for saying that this team is young and that it is an excuse, but that's not an excuse it's a fact.

Striker Malachi Linton who scored his first goal in Lynn colours. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853434)
Striker Malachi Linton who scored his first goal in Lynn colours. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853434)

"The more I hear we are playing the wrong type of football and should be going longer is absolute c**p.

"People keep saying that we are not scoring enough goals but we are creating chances so goals are going to come.

"Stick with them to the end and they'll give you that, don't get on their backs."

Joe Rowley with the ball. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853436)
Joe Rowley with the ball. Picture: Elise O'Brien (51853436)


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